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20th Consecutive Season

Summer Autumn

“Happy Birthday, Wolfie”

A Tribute to
Amadeus Mozart



Fully costumed and staged


Longwood in the Spring

“Happy Birthday, Wolfie”
A Tribute to Amadeus Mozart

Mozart & father at the keyboard

To honor Mozart's 250th Birthday, Longwood opera will present

  • concerted selections of his sacred music and concert arias
  • arias and ensembles from his operas

Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3 at 8pm
Sunday, June 4 at 2:30pm

Christ Episcopal Church
 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA


Erin Anderson

Benjamin Cole

Emily Marvosh

Sol Kim Bentley

Cole Grissom

Martha Warren

J. Scott Brumit

Craig Hanson

Jacque Wilson

Jeffrey Brody, Musical Director

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Longwood in the Summer

16th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Christ Episcopal Church
 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

July 11: Opera Arias   August 8:
Gilbert & Sullivan
July 18: Broadway Melodies   August 15: Opera Scenes
July 25:
Opera Scenes   August 22: Broadway Melodies
August 1: Rising Stars   August 29:
Opera Arias

Ticket prices for our 16th Annual Summer Concert Series

Summer Season Passes:

Adults - $45.00

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $30.00

Single admission tickets (available only at the door on the night of the performance)

Adults - $7

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $5

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Special FREE gathering, August 27, from 2:00-5:00 PM:

The New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society
will hold their August meeting at Longwood's favorite summer performance space:
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

We'll enjoy a pot-luck dinner and a complete sing-through of The Gondoliers, with an unrehearsed cast (tba) drawn from NEGASS members and Longwood performers. All are welcome to join in the chorus.

Download a (pdf) flyer!

Keep your eye on The Trumpet Bray web page for updates.


Longwood in the Autumn

To close its 20th season, Longwood opera is proud to present

Verdi's Falstaff | J. Scott Brumit, Director | Jeffrey Brody, Music Director

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and see pictures of the show

Fully costumed and staged and in English, with piano accompaniment

Our audience says:

"Opera for all;" you surely do give it. So affordable, so nearby, and so magnificent!

The translation was delightful; its richness was amplified by the great diction and marvelous acting of the troupe."

Friday, October 27 & Saturday October 28 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 29 at 2:30pm

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA

Friday, November 3 at 8:00pm

Acton Congregational Church
12 Concord Road
Acton, MA

Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm

Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore
55 Atlantic Avenue
Swampscott, MA

Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm

Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA




Don J Bravo
Tom Weber


Alice Ford...


Erin Anderson
Stephanie Mann



Jim Lambert
Wesley Thomas




Karen Caballero



Joel Cummings




Jacque Wilson

Dr. Caius...


Mike Belle

Dame Quickly...


Angeliki Theoharis



Korland Simmons




Cole Grissom

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Ticket Information

Ticket prices for the 2006 season

Adults - $20.00

Students - $12.00

Seniors - $15.00

Children 10 and under - $10.00

See special prices for our 16th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

New! Purchase tickets on line!

  • On-line tickets will become available one month before performances.
  • Your on-line ticket purchase made can be up to 24 hours before the performance.
  • Please note that all sales are final and tickets are non refundable.

Tickets may also be purchased in advance by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment for the tickets or passes desired to:

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorne Avenue
Needham, MA 02492-3806

On-line donations to Longwood Opera are also available through RepeatSeat. Visit their Longwood Donations page, or read our own Helping Longwood page for more information.

Try out a novel and fun way to help Longwood:

Make-up parties!

What's a Make-up Party?

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2006 annual auditions (for Boston-based singers only):
April 22 & 23.

Please call (781) 455-0960 for further details.

Singers: Visit Longwood Opera's new web forum!

Longwood Opera exists to showcase talent nurtured in New England, in conservatories and privately. We do not consider resumes or applications from singers based outside this area.

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

For more information call (781) 455-0960 or send e-mail to

Last updated on April 4, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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